Monday, 30 March 2020

Isolation Compensation Bunting !

This weekend lots of members of my facebook group have been knitting ISOLATION COMPENSATION Bunting!

Isolation Compensation Bunting
This was my latest Mystery Knit - no name, no description .... no-one knew what they were making. 
They just followed the instructions and hopefully had a good time! 

I hoped that a fun project would cheer us all up a little in these difficult times.
It is hard to be socially isolated! I miss my family so much! 

Thank goodness we have our crafting to help us through! 

Here are some of the lovely results ~ 

Knitted by Jill Martin

Knitted by Brenda Blackwood
Knitted by Gaynor Fellows

Knitted by Glenys Leighton

Knitted by Lynne Porteous

Knitted by Jean Waterson

Knitted by Pam Christie

Knitted by Sue Braithwaite


If you would like to make your own Bunting, here are the instructions ~ 

Isolation Compensation Bunting 

Requires:

Small amounts of DK yarn, in your choice of colours
4mm needles
A length of ribbon, twine or a simple crochet chain

Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1:  K2
Row 2:  K2
Row 3:  Kfb, k1                       (3)
Row 4:  K3
Row 5:  Kfb, kfb, k1                (5)
Row 6:  K2 p1, k2
Row 7:  Kfb, k2, kfb, k1          (7)
Row 8:  K2 p3, k2
Row 9:  Kfb, k4, kfb, k1           (9)
Row 10:  K2 p5, k2
Row 11:  Kfb k6, kfb k1          (11)
Row 12:  K2 p7, k2
Row 13:  Kfb k8, kfb, k1         (13)
Row 14:  K2 p9, k2
Row 15:  Kfb k10, kfb k1        (15)
Row 16:  K2 p11, k2
Row 17:  Knit
Row 18:  K2 p11, k2
Row 19:  Knit
Row 20:  Knit
Row 21:  K2, *yon, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1
Cast off
Make more 'flags' - then join them together by threading them onto a length of ribbon, twine or a simple crochet chain. 
Decorate as desired! These would be great for a Baby or Child's Room, 
an Easter or Christmas Decoration, or for a party, wedding or celebration! 



RAINBOW BUNTING 

If you would like to make Rainbow Bunting ~

then simply make your 'flags' in the colours of the rainbow



red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet 


Good and beautiful things often follow the darkest storms.

 I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Mystery Knit #14

I hope you enjoy this latest Friday Night Mystery Knit 

........ maybe consider it as ISOLATION COMPENSATION

And please remember not to add photos or comments on any social media group that would spoil the fun for others ! 


Requirements:

Several small amounts of DK yarn  ~  any colours will be suitable 

4mm needles


Instructions:
Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1:  K2
Row 2:  K2
Row 3:  Kfb, k1                       (3)
Row 4:  K3
Row 5:  Kfb, kfb, k1                (5)
Row 6:  K2 p1, k2
Row 7:  Kfb, k2, kfb, k1          (7)
Row 8:  K2 p3, k2
Row 9:  Kfb, k4, kfb, k1           (9)
Row 10:  K2 p5, k2
Row 11:  Kfb k6, kfb k1          (11)
Row 12:  K2 p7, k2
Row 13:  Kfb k8, kfb, k1         (13)
Row 14:  K2 p9, k2
Row 15:  Kfb k10, kfb k1        (15)
Row 16:  K2 p11, k2
Row 17:  Knit
Row 18:  K2 p11, k2
Row 19:  Knit
Row 20:  Knit
Row 21:  K2, *yrn, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1
Cast off

Now make more - in the same way ......... in the same colour or different colours. 
I don't want to give the game away by explaining how to easily join them - but I hope it will be obvious to you now that you have got to this part !! 
HAVE FUN ! 
!! Remember NO COMMENTS or PHOTOS on Social Media PLEASE until I say so on Sunday ......... !!

This means that others have a chance to knit this, with the Mystery still unspoiled.

 I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Dasha Baby Blanket

Are you ready to try a new pattern for a baby blanket ? 


This is what I am knitting at the moment - a sweet little unisex baby blanket.
I have also added instructions for bigger sizes. 




Requires self-coloured DK yarn ~ 
The smallest size 15” uses around 60g of acrylic yarn - the biggest size 30” requires around 250g
4mm needles 



Dasha Baby Blanket

For a Small Preemie Baby ~

Width            15”
Length:         15- 16” – easy to adjust

Cast on 79sts

Border ~

Knit 10 rows

Pattern ~
Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Row 3:          S1, knit to end
Row 4:          S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Row 5:          S1, k6, *(k5, p1, k1, p1), repeat from * to last 8sts, k8
Row 6:          S1, k5, p3, *(k1, p1, k1, p5), repeat from * to last 6sts, k6
Row 7:          S1, k4, *(k5, p1, k1, p1), repeat from * to last 10sts, k10
Row 8:          S1, k5, *(p5, k1, p1, k1), repeat from * to last 9sts, p3, k6
Repeat the last 8 rows eleven times more, or until you are happy with the length of your little blanket
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 once more
Finish with a Border ~

Knit 11 rows

Cast off



Sizes:
You can change the size by adding or reducing in multiples of 8 stitches (79 +/- multiples of 8)

Width ~
For a doll / small preemie baby blanket of 15”              Cast on 79sts
For a preemie baby blanket of 18”                               Cast on 95sts
For a newborn baby blanket of 24.5”                           Cast on 135sts
For a baby blanket of around 29” - 30”                        Cast on 159sts

Length ~ Make your blanket square, or a little longer than it’s width.



I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website. 

Copyright © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

Monday, 2 March 2020

BEN Baby Cardigan

I am very happy with this new pattern. One for the boys ! 


BEN Baby Cardigan ~ Newborn  and  6 months



BEN V-Neck Baby Cardigan         Newborn

Size:
Width:                                  16½"
Length:                                 9"
Sleeve Length:                     5½“

Tension:  
22sts = 4" (10cm)

Requires:
DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles
4 small buttons

Cast on 29sts
1st Row:          K1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2                                                               31sts
2nd Row:          S1, knit to end
3rd Row:         S1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2                                                              33sts
4th Row, and every alternate row              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
5th Row:           S1, kfb, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, kfb, k2               41sts
7th Row:           S1, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k2                    49sts
9th Row:           S1, kfb, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1,  kfb, kfb, k2             59sts
11th Row:         S1, kfb, k2, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1,  kfb, k2, kfb, k2     69sts
13th Row:         S1, kfb, k4, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1,  kfb, k4, kfb, k2      79sts
15th Row:         S1, kfb, k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1,  kfb, k6, kfb, k2     89sts
17th Row:         S1, kfb, k8, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k30, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1,  kfb, k8, kfb, k2     99sts
19th Row:         S1, kfb, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k32, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1,  kfb, k10, kfb, k2                109sts
21st Row:         S1, kfb, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k34, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1,  kfb, k12, kfb, k2               119sts
23rd Row:        S1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k36, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1,  kfb, k14, kfb, k2               129sts
25th Row:         S1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k38, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1,  kfb, k16, kfb, k2               139sts
27th Row:         S1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k40, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1,  kfb, k18, kfb,  k2              149sts
29th Row:         S1, kfb, k22, slip next 28sts on to a stitch holder for the sleeve, k45, slip next 28sts on to a stitch holder for the sleeve, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2              95sts 
30th Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Body ~
1st Row          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
2nd Row:          S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
3rd Row:           S1, knit to end    
4th Row:           S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat the last 2 rows four times more
13th Row:         S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
14th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
15th Row:         S1, knit to end    
16th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat the last 2 rows four times more
25th Row:         S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
26th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
27th Row:         S1, knit to end    
28th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Border  ~
Knit 4 rows 
37th Row        S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 2 rows
Cast off knitwise 

Work long or short sleeves
                                                                                                    
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
Put the 28sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.  Rejoin yarn
With right side facing –
1st Row:           Kfb , knit to last st, kfb                                                   30sts
Starting with a purl row, stocking stitch 7 rows
9th Row:           K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                         28sts
Starting with a purl row, stocking stitch 7 rows
Repeat the last 8 rows twice more                                                         24sts
 (You can adjust the sleeve length at this point)
Knit 7 rows
Cast off knitwise

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends

Sew on 4 small buttons

Short Sleeve Borders (both alike) ~
Put the 28sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.  Rejoin yarn.
Knit 7 rows
Cast off knitwise
Make the second sleeve border in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Darn away ends
Add 4 small buttons
BEN Baby Cardigan ~ Newborn 
BEN Baby Cardigan ~ 6 months





BEN Baby Cardigan Jacket                        6 months

Size:
Width:                          18½ "
Length:                         10"
Sleeve Length:            6½“

Tension:  

22sts = 4" (10cm)


Requires:
Around ~ 65g DK (8ply) yarn for the long sleeved version
4mm needles
4 small buttons

Cast on 33sts

1st Row:          K1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2                                                                         35sts
2nd Row:           S1, knit to end
3rd Row:          S1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2                                                                         37sts
4th Row, and every alternate row              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
5th Row:           S1, kfb, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, kfb, k2                           45sts
7th Row:           S1, kfb, kfb, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, kfb, kfb, k2                                             55sts
9th Row:           S1, kfb, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1,  kfb, k1, kfb, k2                     65sts
11th Row:         S1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1,  kfb, k3, kfb, k2                     75sts
13th Row:         S1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k30, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1,  kfb, k5, kfb, k2                    85sts
15th Row:         S1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k32, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1,  kfb, k7, kfb, k2       95sts
17th Row:         S1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k34, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1,  kfb, k9, kfb, k2       105sts
19th Row:         S1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k36, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1,  kfb, k11, kfb, k2     115sts
21st Row:          S1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k38, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1,  kfb, k13, kfb, k2     125sts
23rd Row:         S1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k40, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1,  kfb, k15, kfb, k2     135sts
25th Row:         S1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k42, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1,  kfb, k17, kfb, k2     145sts
27th Row:         S1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k44, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1,  kfb, k19, kfb, k2     155sts
29th Row:         S1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k46, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1,  kfb, k21, kfb, k2     165sts
31st Row:          S1, knit to end
33rd Row:         S1, kfb, k25, slip next 30sts on to a stitch holder for the sleeve, k51, slip next 30sts on to a stitch holder for the sleeve, k24, kfb, k2                                    107sts
34th Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4


Body ~
1st Row          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
2nd Row:          S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
3rd Row:           S1, knit to end    
4th Row:           S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat the last 2 rows five times more
15th Row:         S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
16th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
17th Row:         S1, knit to end    
18th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat the last 2 rows fve times more
29th Row:         S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
30th Row:         S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
31st Row:         S1, knit to end    
32nd Row:        S1, * k3, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat the last 2 rows three times more

Border  ~
Knit 4 rows 
43rd Row:             S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 2 rows
Cast off knitwise 


Work long or short sleeves

Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.  Rejoin yarn.
With right side facing –
1st Row:           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                                                    32sts
Starting with a purl row, stocking stitch 7 rows
9th Row:           K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                         30sts
Starting with a purl row, stocking stitch 7 rows
Repeat the last 8 rows twice more                                                         26sts
(You can adjust the sleeve length at this point)
Knit 7 rows
Cast off knitwise

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on 4 small buttons

Short Sleeve Borders (both alike) ~

Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.  Rejoin yarn.
Knit 7 rows
Cast off knitwise

Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Darn away ends

Add 5 small buttons

 I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.